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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

~Heat Bags...and time with Ryan~

We had our little Grandson Ryan here for a few days and seeing he feels the cold I thought I would make him a little heat bag...


with some lovely farmyard fabric I had...




All done after a little while...


and here he is posing with it!!!



His little Sister Lidija (pronounced Lidia, but spelt the Latvian way) wanted one too...
she chose this fabric with 'love hearts'


Looking forward to her own bag...


Cuddling up!!!



Then their Mum (DD Jacqueline) wanted one too!!!


All together now...but not for long!!!


Jacqueline thought her Hubby Bill might like one too!!!
I used Anni Downes pattern from 'A Gardener's Journal'......these bags are just lovely and warm!


I took Ryan into town to look at toys......here he is looking at choices...


Choosing......decisions, decisions......ah, which one?


Ryan is a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan...
When he grows up he wants to re-instate all the train tracks throughout the country...
and all this he said when he was 5...
now he is 6!!!


Rusty won......and a litte Lego for Lidija also...


We also went down to the beach to build sand castles...
the camera just happened to catch the sand flipping up into the air!!!
I can't believe the beautiful weather we are having during the daytime...
just perfect for beach walks!!!

14 comments:

shez said...

Dzintra you have such beautiful grandies and love those heat bags,i am hoping to get some made for my grandies to go in their xmas parcels.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What wonderful heat bags Dzintra...lucky you to spend time with and spoil your grandbabies...

Terry said...

.....and a great time was had by ALL.
So glad you enjoyed the grand children

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a lovely post!! You must live having your grandchildren staying. Those wheat bags are so wonderful! Very cute farmyard fabric! Do you really put wheat inside? You're right about the weather, It's been beautiful these past few weeks.

Annie said...

Joyful days :) - could do with a heat bag or twenty down here in Tassie....envious of your lovely beach days xoxoxo

Simone de Klerk said...

How wonderful, all those heat bags. And so cherished!
It must have been lovely, to have Ryan over (o:

Astrid said...

Love heat bags and lovely, cute grandchildren! No doubt you all had a wonderful time together! :)

Susan said...

You're never too old (or young) for a heat pack. And lovely home made ones are the warmest. Looks like you've all been having lots of fun.

Kath said...

what gorgeous grand children, I am envious :-)
I'm thinking, do the heat bags ave wheat inside and do you microwave them?

Sandi said...

What a lovely time you had with your grandchildren. A great idea to make heat bags - just right for this time of year.

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

grea to see you having a wonderful time with the Granchildren. Heatbags are wonderful at this time of the year. I have some of that green heart material.

happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

I love the photo of Ryan building sand castles! Great shot, getting the sand in the air! Love the heat bags too---I want grandchildren!!! They are gorgeous.

Palomasea said...

Dearest Dzintra, I was thinking about you all evening as I perused my first Donna Hay issue!!! I adore it, and I will let you know as soon as I cook something...your beautiful presentations always inspire me...
And now to your GORGEOUS and adorable grandchildren! They are so sweet, and how lucky they are to have a loving, talented, and generous YOU! What loves....
I especially like the little barnyard cloth, but all of the heat packs are lovely, sweet friend. Splendid beach photo...an action shot! ;))
So glad you are having good weather...
I was just about to write you when I saw your message! Thank YOU for bringing such beautiful energy to the world.
Much love to you,
- Irina

Cathy said...

Sounds like a lovely time! You cant beat the comfort and warmth of a wheat pack...I always use them if im feeling yuck!!

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